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Formerly Babich Skin Care, Dr. Debra Babich and team are here to assist with all your dermatology needs.
Don’t let a skin disorder distress or depress you. Whether it is acne or skin cancer, visit our team today for quality aesthetic and medical treatments.
Count on our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Babich, and her highly trained staff to provide you with effective skin care treatments specific to your particular needs. You can rely on the professionals here at VitalSkin Dermatology to provide quality services for Botox in Decatur, IL, Springfield, IL and more. Get in touch with us today for more information!
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From infants to seniors, we provide advanced clinical services for all ages, including treatment for acne, skin cancer, skin infections, hair loss and more.
Everyone has different concerns about their appearance. We can help you meet your skin care goals with a consultation and a variety of effective treatments.
Our local providers are top dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Debra Babich served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois, before being promoted to lieutenant commander. She then had a clinical dermatology fellowship in skin cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute in Buffalo, New York. She completed her dermatology residency in 1999 at the State University of New York and has been serving the Illinois community ever since.READ FULL BIO
Kathryn Altherr, FNP-BC, serves as a Physician Assistant with our office. A native of Macon, IL, she received her bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois, and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University.READ FULL BIO
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Allison received her BSN from Graceland University in 2006, then completing her MSN there in 2008. She loves dermatology for the patient encounters and having the opportunity to educate them about their diagnosis/condition and treatment.READ FULL BIO
Accutane is a brand of isotretinoin, which is a prescription medicine for severe acne.Learn More
Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.Learn More
Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching.Learn More
Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as AK, is a precancerous growth on the skin.Learn More
Aldara is a brand of imiquimod, which is a prescription medicine used to treat actinic keratoses (AKs), genital warts and sometimes, early stages of basal cell carcinoma.Learn More
Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin.Learn More
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair.Learn More
Getting a fungal infection of the skin or nails is easier than you think. Anti-fungal medications are used to treat these fungal infections.Learn More
We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if Anti-Inflammatory Medications are the best treatment option for you.Learn More
Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria.Learn More
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths.Learn More
As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless.Learn More
Biologic injectables (Humira, Enbrel, Taltz, Stelara, Cosentyx) are biologics designed to be injected subcutaneously into the skin.Learn More
A biopsy works by taking a small sample of tissue from a suspect area in the body so that it can be tested under lab conditions for certain diseases and disorders.Learn More
Birthmarks are congenital skin conditions that typically appear at birth or shortly thereafter.Learn More
While produced by the microbe that causes botulism, Botox is safe for cosmetic use, especially in the upper parts of the face.Learn More
Brightening peels are chemical peels formulated to target pigmentation, including stubborn melasma and sunspots.Learn More
Bullous disease is a rare dermatological condition in which large, fluid-filled blisters appear in regions of the skin that are often flexed, such as the armpits.Learn More
CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers vaporize thin layers of skin with a high-energy beam of light. As the skin heals, collagen is produced which creates improved skin elasticity.Learn More
Canthacur is a substance applied topically to the skin that works as a vesicant, causing a blister to form on a growth.Learn More
Cellulite is a common, harmless condition of the skin. When someone has cellulite, the skin appears dimpled.Learn More
A chemical peel works to hasten this process, revealing newer and healthier cells below the skin’s surface.Learn More
CoolSculpting uses FDA-cleared, innovative technology which contours the body by freezing away unwanted body fat.Learn More
A corticosteroid works by suppressing the activity of the immune system and reducing the production of chemicals that create inflammation.Learn More
Our completely-customized facial treatments are designed to treat your skin care concerns.Learn More
Cyclosporine is used in a number of conditions where the immune system behaves erratically.Learn More
Dermal fillers work by imitating the hyaluronic acid that gives younger skin its fullness and buoyancy.Learn More
DermaPeel is our signature aesthetic treatment, which combines a chemical and physical exfoliation.Learn More
Dermaplaning is a physical form of exfoliation which sloughs off dead skin cells on the surface and as an added bonus also removes most of the surface “peach fuzz.”Learn More
Dermoscopy is a technique for evaluating the subsurface of the skin and diagnosing affected areas and lesions.Learn More
Sebaceous gland hyperplasia refers to benign enlarged and dilated oil glands. These appear as yellowish to pink bumps scattered on the face. They are more common in people with a history of oily skin.Learn More
For most, pores are barely visible. But for some, their pores are dilated (or enlarged).Learn More
Dupixent is a drug that when injected into the skin, works at blocking a specific protein known as an interleukin.Learn More
Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and wrinkles without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.Learn More
Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age.Learn More
Excess hair involves having more hair that one is comfortable with in various areas of the body.Learn More
Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising.Learn More
Excision is a minimally-invasive surgery technique used to remove moles, skin growths and lesions.Learn More
The classic facial is our take on the classic spa facial. This pampering treatment includes cleanse and steam.Learn More
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural function of aging that can present at any age and on any type of skin.Learn More
Fluorouracil works to slow this growth by killing off the fast-growing cells in the affected region of the skin.Learn More
Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots.Learn More
Growths and marks can be signs of more serious issues, so a full-body skin exam is a great way to identify and evaluate if problems exist.Learn More
A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus.Learn More
Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infectionLearn More
Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple.Learn More
Alopecia, commonly referred to as hair loss, is shedding of hair from the head that far exceeds the normal shedding humans experience on a regular basis.Learn More
For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere.Learn More
Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time.Learn More
Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours.Learn More
Hydroquinone works to lighten the skin by reducing the number of melanocytes present.Learn More
Hyperpigmentation is a condition of the skin in which it appears darker than usual.Learn More
IPL is a light treatment used to affect and improve the appearance and condition of skin. IPL is different from a laser which uses only one wavelength of light.Learn More
Imiquimod is a topical cream that stimulates the immune system.Learn More
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers are injected underneath the surface of the skin to either fill in wrinkles and furrows or relax particularly strong wrinkles and furrows.Learn More
Intralesional injection is a process whereby a corticosteroid is injected directly into a skin lesion or irregular growth.Learn More
Jeuveau® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.Learn More
Juvederm is the brand name for a collection of dermal fillers that are used to improve the signs of aging. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid and has a smooth, gel-like consistency.Learn More
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition which causes tiny bumps to form on the skin, often resembling goose bumps or small pimples.Learn More
Kybella is a non-surgical intervention used to address this fat beneath the chin.Learn More
Laser hair removal utilizes specific wavelengths of light that are drawn to the pigment at the “root” or bulb of the hair.Learn More
Laser resurfacing is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.Learn More
Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that utilizes lasers that penetrate the skin and are able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give color to a tattoo and the body clears the ink slowly over time.Learn More
Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.Learn More
Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails.Learn More
Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy works by freezing and destroying the cells in a skin growth or lesion.Learn More
Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells).Learn More
As you age, you may notice and feel changes with your skin – some that can be prevented or treated and some that can’t be avoided. But we’re here to help keep your skin healthy and looking it’s best.Learn More
Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanin is created by cells called melanocytes and gives your skin its particular color.Learn More
Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women.Learn More
A mole and skin cancer screening is a full body review of all present lesions. Recommended frequency will be discussed based on your individual cancer risk.Learn More
Moles are a common skin condition in which a cluster of pigmented cells create a distinct skin growth.Learn More
Molluscum is a skin infection that stems from a virus known as molluscum contagiosum.Learn More
A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails.Learn More
Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications.Learn More
Otezla is a prescription pharmaceutical that regulates inflammation within the cells of the body or the skin.Learn More
The TRUE test, also known as patch testing, is a quick and easy way to check for and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients.Learn More
Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps.Learn More
Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness.Learn More
A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark that resembles wine spilled across the skin.Learn More
Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch.Learn More
Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal.Learn More
Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions.Learn More
Restylane is a type of dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Each injectable in this product line is designed to meet a specific skin need and can be used to soften and smooth wrinkles and add volume to your lips and cheeks, and target lines around your mouth.Learn More
Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face.Learn More
Sagging or fatty skin involves a loss of elasticity in the skin which causes the skin to droop or even hang in folds.Learn More
Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash.Learn More
Scar removal, sometimes referred to as surgical revision, is a treatment option for those who wish to reverse the appearance of scars on the body.Learn More
Scars are permanent changes in the skin due to inflammation or injury such as a surgical procedure or even cystic acne.Learn More
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin issue that causes a rash. The skin will appear red and possibly swollen, with a white or yellowish crusty scale on the surface.Learn More
Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless.Learn More
There are many types of skin cancer but the most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.Learn More
Skin laxity is an age-related skin condition where the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity.Learn More
Skin tightening procedures use targeted energy to heat the layers of the skin below the epidermis.Learn More
Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin.Learn More
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer.Learn More
Submental fat (also known as a double chin) happens when excessive fat accumulates in the area underneath the chin.Learn More
Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin.Learn More
If you regret getting a tattoo or don’t like the appearance of a tattoo anymore due to fading or blurring, there are options to remove it.Learn More
Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast.Learn More
Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that’s caused by repeated pulling or putting tension on hair, such as wearing tight ponytails, buns, braids, etc.Learn More
A derivative of vitamin A, Tretinoin is a topical retinoid solution that works by irritating the cells of the skin to stimulate growth and increase the turnover and shedding of old, dead cells in the skin.Learn More
A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin.Learn More
Unwanted hair involves the presence of hair or excess hair in areas of the body that are either visible or create discomfort.Learn More
In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin.Learn More
Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas.Learn More
Also known as soft tissue atrophy, volume loss is a condition in which the skin begins to lose its fullness and elasticity.Learn More
Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin.Learn More
Waxing is a method of removing unwanted hair on your body. It is an efficient and effective treatment.Learn More
Wrinkle Relaxers, such as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, are prescription medications that are injected into muscles of expression.Learn More
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We offer a variety of skin care services to help with issues like acne, rashes, lesions, rosacea, skin growths, eczema, skin cancer identification and treatment, and much more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.
We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help with wrinkles, fine lines, scars, skin tightening, unwanted hair and more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.
Trust your skin care to a professional. Board-certified dermatologists have completed medical school and three to four years of advanced medical training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They’ve passed rigorous exams in dermatology to specialize in treating over 3,000 conditions. They’ve also made the commitment to keep up on the latest advances in dermatology.
Scheduling or updating an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call or you can make an appointment on our website.
If coming for your first visit, please bring your insurance card, if applicable, and a legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. Please come prepared to provide your health history on your new patient paperwork as well.
Always let us know what current medications you’re taking and any products or medications you’ve used for your skin condition.
Your first visit begins with a consultation with one of our providers. Prior to care, we will get your health history and perform a clinical evaluation of the skin to determine which treatment options are the best fit. We will customize both a treatment plan and a skin care regimen if desired. Important pre- and post-treatment instructions will also be provided to accompany most treatments.
We accept a variety of major insurances for your skin care. We have examples of insurances we accept on our website. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please contact us and we will verify if we accept.
Coverage of individual plans under insurance carriers can be confirmed with your carrier directly.
All three are medical charges you must pay out of your own pocket, even if you have insurance. Deductibles are a specific amount you must accumulate and pay each year of covered health services before benefits are provided by your carrier. Plans may also have separate individual and family deductibles and/or deductibles for separate services. Copayments are a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are provided. Copays are applied to office visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, etc. Coinsurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.
With our patient portal, you can access and manage your appointments, get test results, update your contact/patient information and pay your bills online. Speak with one of our team members for how to gain access to your patient portal.
Yes, we do carry select skin care items from industry-leading brands. Visit our practice for more information or give us a call for more information.